Category Archives: Recipes

Salmon Taco Salad

I’ve talked before about using leftovers to make delicious salads, and I’ve got another one for you.  One particularly busy night, dinner ended up being a can of black beans cooked with low-sodium taco seasoning, Minute brown rice (a secret … Continue reading

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The best salad in the world

Hellooooo party people! Well, if you’re not here you might not be partyin’ too much, as it is January and in a lot of places it is freezing cold and the ideal party would include fuzzy socks, blankets, and hot … Continue reading

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Good luck lentil soup

In Italy, lentils are eaten on New Year’s Eve – the tiny coin-shaped legumes symbolize money and are said to bring good fortune for the coming year.  Coincidentally, they are also the perfect ingredient to make a soup out of … Continue reading

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Lentil-tempeh vegetarian sloppy joes

Who doesn’t love sloppy joes?  Everybody’s gotta get their hands (and face, and shirt…) dirty every once in a while and this childhood classic is the perfect way to do it.  Unfortunately, your typical can of Manwich and ground beef … Continue reading

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Who has ever used up the entire bunch of cilantro from the grocery store??!

ME! This feels like a once-in-a-lifetime experience but you too can join the “I used all my cilantro before it turned into a dark gloppy mess in the refrigerator” club!  All you need is a little planning. The cilantro had … Continue reading

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Exciting birthday presents!

Since I’ve lived here in Louisiana, I have noticed that the radio stations are pretty terrible.  As a result, I listen to a lot of NPR.  Recently, I heard them talking about Cook’s Illustrated’s The Science of Good Cooking and … Continue reading

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Avoiding the snack black hole AND a delicious flavor combination

While the best way to avoid that ravenous I-could-eat-a-horse feeling that many of us somehow succumb to upon re-entry to the house after work is to eat a small meal or snack every 3-4 hours; there are times when this … Continue reading

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